Every Gift Tells A Story...

Our Story
How did we go from standing in a long line at a bookstore to this?

In a time before amazon.com was a household name, and the only way you got on the internet was through a company called AOL people did most of their shopping at actual stores (gasp).

One cold winter evening after work I found myself at a bookstore with my two year old son in tow. My mission; "Find romance novels to send to a sick friend in the hospital." After wandering about and finding some books we stood in line, where temperatures and tempers were hot. Have you ever tried to keep a two year old in a line...they donít like it!

As I drove home from the store I thought, "There should be an 800 number for this!" and that was the magic moment when a little company called Book Bouquet was born. That was back in 1998, I didnít even own a cell phone!

However, we did have internet, and realized as a military family that an internet business would make the most sense so in 1999 the company incorporated and www.BookBouquet.com became my full time career.

"Where did that crazy name come from anyway", you ask?

On the fateful night when that light bulb moment hit the name popped into my head. I wanted giving books to be as pretty and easy to do as giving a bouquet of flowers. Put the two together and abracadabra, "Book Bouquet". No mother would ever have to wander a bookstore in full winter attire with a hyper two year old in hand again!

Book Bouquet really started as the hope to send a gift that my friend would enjoy while recuperating. Every gift that has been created since then has the same goal in mind. To provide gifts people enjoy because they entertain, engage and exude thoughtfulness. Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story. Now go order something, that two year old is off to college soon!



Book Bouquet Gifts for Readers:
  • Sending book gift baskets since 1998. Trust Book Bouquet with your gift basket delivery.
  • Every book basket created has been designed to solve one of our gift giving dilemmas. Book Bouquet has a book basket that is just right for your special needs too.
  • We are happy to create a custom gift for you!
  • Book Bouquet began when owner, Kim Shanahan, needed a gift for a book lover who was in the hospital. Click Here to read more of Book Bouquet's story.


Gift Basket Delivery Information:
  • Ground Shipping $8.50. Ground shipping arrives in 3 - 7 days. Priority 2 - 3 Day.
  • Same day delivery of gift baskets is not offered.
  • Orders for gift baskets placed after 3:00pm EST Friday will ship on Monday.
  • There is no delivery of gift baskets on weekends or US Holidays. No delivery of gift baskets to hospitals on weekends.
  • For Gift Basket Deliveries to Hospitals see our shipping page for more information.

  • Please see Book Bouquet's FAQ page for frequently asked questions.

  • When you need a basket of books, gifts for book lovers, a custom gift with books Book Bouquet has the expertise and experience to help you give books beautifully.